A strike has been called on January 8 & 9 by employees of public sector banks after 10 central trade unions called strike against the “pro-capitalist” economic policies of the BJP-led NDA regime.
The Bank Employees Federation of India and the All India Bank Employees Association told Indian Banks’ Association about their decision of going on a two day strike, informed IDBI bank.
Bank of Baroda also said that in case the two bodies of BEFI and AIBEA go on strike, work at some branches and offices could be affected.
Goa bank employees’ association(GBEA) also are going for a general strike on the same dates.
Earlier, United Forum of Bank Unions had called a strike on December 21 over the issue of an unconditional mandate for the XIth bipartite wage revision talks. Nine bank unions had carried one day strike on December 26, protesting the addition of Dena and Vijaya Bank to Bank of Baroda.
During the strike on December 21, services at ATMs are expected to be “normal” while on December 26, ATM services would also be affected.
“We called the strike on December 21 demanding full and unconditional mandate for the XIth bipartite wage revision talks based on a charter of demands submitted in May, 2017. No headway has been made in the process so far even after 19 months since discussion on wage revision began,” All India Bank Officers Confederation’s (AIBOC) Assistant General Secretary Sajay Das had said.